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a discontinuous sound heard on auscultation, primarily during inhalation; called also crackle.
crackling rale subcrepitant rale.
crepitant rale a fine sound like that of rubbing a hair between the fingers or by particles of salt thrown on fire; heard at the end of inhalation. Called also crepitus.
dry rale a fine sound associated with any of various interstitial lung diseases, such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
moist rale one heard over fluid in the bronchial tubes.
subcrepitant rale a fine moist rale heard over liquid in the smaller tubes; called also crackling rale.
Ambiguous term for an added sound heard on auscultation of breath sounds; used by some to denote rhonchus and by others for crepitation.
An abnormal respiratory sound characterized by fine crackles.
ralerâle, French, to rattle Clinical medicine An abnormal lung sound Types Sibilant–whistling; dry–crackling; wet–sloshy depending on the amount and density of fluid flowing back and forth in the air passages; rales may be discontinuous sounds or vibrations heard by auscultation in various lung disease–eg, bronchitis, pneumonia, atelectasis, pulmonary edema, heart failure, bronchiectasis, TB. See Dry rales, Moist rales.
An extraneous sound heard on auscultation of breath sounds; used by some to denote rhonchus and by others for crepitation.
Term for a sound heard on auscultation of breath sounds; used by some to denote rhonchus and by others crepitation.